What Is Trigger Discipline?

photo showing trigger discipline with handgun
photo with lady practicing trigger discipline

Trigger discipline is a state of mind where the shooter keeps his or her finger outside of the trigger guard area, usually pressing it against the frame above the trigger area and parallel with the barrel, until ready to fire the gun. This can be a difficult habit to acquire but is absolutely necessary for the safe handling of a firearm. Practicing trigger discipline is one of the four universal rules of safe gun handling.

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